I almost forgot it was pancake day last week until I strolled down the baking aisle in Sainsbury’s and noticed the empty shelves and a lot of frantic shoppers wondering what they would do now the pancake mixes had all gone!
I always look forward to stuffed pancakes and I have made this recipe for Leek and Mushroom Pancakes a few times. I use spring onions, celery and young leeks together with button mushrooms and for the batter I use buckwheat flour.
Once the filling is rolled into the pancake I cover them in a white or cheese sauce and sprinkle Parmesan over the top and bake until piping hot and golden brown.
Last weeks menu plan
Menu Plan 3rd to 9th March
Monday -Pizza and Salad
Tuesday -Mushroom and Leek pancakes
Wednesday -Baked Potato, salad and cheese
Thursday -Samosas and Salad
Friday -Halloumi and Roasted Veg skewers with rice
Saturday -Eating out or Pasta
Sunday -Shepherds Pie with Lentils
On Friday we were both home late so we ended up with good old Egg and Chips with peas as hubby can rustle this up with no help from me.
This coming week I am trying to incorporate some of the ingredients already in my cupboards and fridge so I am making a casserole, omelette and soup so I can throw some of the use up items in.
Menu Plan 10th to 16th March
Monday – Leftover Lentil Shepherds Pie with Broccoli
Tuesday – Tuscan Tomato Casserole with Chickpeas
Wednesday – Omelette filled with courgette and peppers with side salad
Thursday – Cauliflower and Broccoli Bake
Friday – Homemade soup with whatever need using up
Saturday – Cottage – possibly
Sunday – Soup from Friday
Today is Monday and we are on track so far with the leftover Lentil Shepherds Pie. I will be using any bits of salad still in the fridge rather than buying any fresh, I know I have a little gem lettuce, cucumber and radish as a base and also a few tomatoes so if I add some peas and buy a small tub of coleslaw I think I can call that a salad. If we go to the cottage I don’t want heaps of salad items lying around uneaten over the weekend.
As the weather is becoming warmer we will soon be leaving the winter recipes behind and I will be looking at lighter fresher foods and hopefully I will be looking at a lighter fresher me as I believe from the scales that I have gained 3 lbs over the winter months!